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CYTISUS

Commonly known as Broom



The vivid, golden-yellow Broom of late spring, relishing poor acidic soils and coping with windy, coastal sites.

Genus of about 60 species, similar to Genista, of deciduous to evergreen shrubs, rarely small trees, from Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

The UK native common Broom (C. scoparius), sometimes known as Scotch broom was the emblem of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II.


  • Bee Friendly
  • Good to know - grown for their abundant, sometimes very fragrant, pea-like flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - gall mites.
  • Place of Origin - Europe, western Asia, northern Africa.
  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf Shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Evergreen
  • Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full Sun - shelter less hardy species from cold, drying winds
  • fertile well drained soil
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.

Buy Varieties of CYTISUS

CYTISUS 'Porlock'   AWARD

CYTISUS 'Porlock'  >


Commonly known as: Broom.
(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower
Multibuy
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CYTISUS x praecox

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Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Cream
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each

CYTISUS x praecox 'Albus'

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Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
White
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each

CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'  AWARD

CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'  >


Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Deep yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'  AWARD

CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'  >


Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each

CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'  >


Commonly known as: Common broom.
Dark red and yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'  AWARD

CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'  >


Commonly known as: Common broom.
Deep pink to maroon flowers with gold margins
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each

CYTISUS scoparius 'Firefly'

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Commonly known as: Common broom.
Yellow and brownish red
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CYTISUS scoparius 'Golden Cascade'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Golden Cascade'  >


Commonly known as: Common broom.
Semi-weeping gold
Multibuy Any 3+ £9.00 each
£11.50 each

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